With the rain making the rivers and streams swollen in the past few months I have had time to catch up on my reading of the book fly fishing and fly tying part 2 by hends products.
I noticed a few nice nymph patterns in the book which I thought might do the trick with the high and coloured river levels so I game them a go. To no surprise they done the job pretty well by catching me a good number of trout.
Here is a Step By Step of a nymph which i like to call the improved PTN
A size 14 jig hook from Fly Tying Boutique with a 3ml silver slotted tungsten bead. You can tie it with any bead from 2ml to 4ml depending on what water you are fishing
tie a few fibres from a cock hack or a Chinese hen hackle and then work the thread back to the bead forming a taper.
pinch down some copper wier
then attach some pheasant tail and wrap both together down to the tail of the fly
wrap the pheasant tail around the hook up to the bead and tie down with a few wraps of the thread
Make a few turns of the cooper wire to the bead, tie down hard and twist the excess copper wire.
Dub on some crystal flash ice dubbing and wrap around as a thorax.
Then dub on some hares ear over the ice dubbing but not covering it completely
Then whip finish around the bead, put some varnish on the thread to hold in place and use a dubbing teaser to pull out some fibres to make the fly more life like.
You can also use pink for the summer/winter grayling